Eyal Burstein, Michele Gauler, Beta Tank Eye Candy from the Sensory Plasticity project, USB Lolly (Models) 2007

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Eye Candy is a series of prototypes that take advantage of the human brain’s extraordinary plasticity—its potential to adapt to sensory input, substitute one sense for another, and use a variety of information sources to amplify our experience of the world. In this speculative project, electrodes on the surface of little sugar-coated capsules translate one sense into another by sending the taste input to the brain at a frequency that the brain interprets as visual information. This is then uploaded to a computer via USB, enabling us to see the sweet candy’s flavor as vivid images.

Gallery label from Never Alone: Video Games and Other Interactive Design, September 10, 2022–July 16, 2023
Copper, steel, polyurethane, and sugar
.1 (USB lolly): 8 3/8 x 2 7/8 x 3/8" (21.3 x 7.3 x 1 cm)
Gift of the Speyer Family Foundation
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© 2024 Beta Tank Ltd.
Architecture and Design

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